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NSF memorandum on illegal immigrants

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To,

The Chief Secretary

Government of Nagaland

Sub: MEMORANDUM.

Sir,

The undersigned would like to draw the attention of the Government in matter relating to influx of illegal immigrants and issuance of Inner Line Permit (ILP) and also to reiterate our earlier Representation referred to your office dated 15th September, 2016.

 That Sir, with the impending threat of influx of non-locals and illegal immigrants into Nagaland and the lack of stringent implementation of the Bengal Eastern Frontier Regulation (BERF) Act of 1873 and the provisions of BERF Act of 1873 being 144 years old and many of its provisions of the Act becoming irrelevant in our present context, the Naga Students' Federation (NSF) put forth the following terms and condition to be incorporated in framing of a new modality for implementation of BEFR Act of 1873:

1. Territorial coverage: Dimapur district should come under the purview of Inner Line Permit Regulation.

2.Documents to be produced while applying ILP:

a.Applicants (Main Land Indians): Voter's ID card, Permanent Residential Certificate.

b. Applicants (Assam): Voter's ID card, Permanent Residential Certificate, Land Patta, Electoral Roll enrollment duly signed by the District Magistrate and Election Officer, National Citizen Register (issued before 1963).

c. Local Guarantor:

a.Indigenous Certificate, Residential Proof Certificate and Identity Proof Certificate.

b. A joint photograph with his/her ward should be produced.

3. Undertaking: ILP applicants should produce two local guarantors (Employer and House Owner). Both the guarantors should sign an undertaking.

a. Local guarantors and the applicants should be physically present while applying for ILP.

b. That he/she should deport his/her ward on the expiry of ILP and report to the ILP Monitoring Cell.

c. That he/she should be held responsible if legal cases against his/her ward arises.

4. Validity of ILP: a maximum of 15 days should be granted.

5. Administrative Mechanism:

a. Set up separate ILP Monitoring Cell in each and every district headed by Additional Deputy Commissioner.

b. Main entry and Exit point should be installed with CCTV.

c. Periodical orientation course for administrative officials in the ILP Monitoring Cell and police personnel manning the main check gates.

d. Proper records of ILP holders, guarantors and deportation should be maintained.

e. Any kind of permits/license/certificates should not be issued to ILP holders.

f. A person should be limited to act as guarantor of two ILPs only.

6. Upgrade the present Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs) to Skill Development Institutions and add more relevant trades/courses in all the districts.

7. Government of Nagaland should initiate sensitization programmes with the Village Councils, Town/Ward/Colony leaders and apex tribal bodies in all the districts. Moreover, the government should empower the above local bodies for the successful implementation of the ILP system in Nagaland.

 The NSF perturbed by the lackadaisical approach of the Government towards the implementation and regulation of the ILP, the Federation demand for a prompt and sagacious action to the concern broached above within 30 days.

KESOSUL CHRISTOPHER LTU      IMTIYAPANG IMSONG

 President, NSF                  General Secretary, NSF


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